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Laboratory workers bring a unique perspective to healthcare. We are efficient--able to multitask in many settings; technical--naturally adaptive to constant change; and logical--using data-driven algorithms. Our perspective is stepwise.
As a laboratory manager, I'm interested in success. Success for the patient--the best possible outcome; for the laboratory--that we are seen as talented professionals; and for the hospital--that we gain respect and support. I'm interested in managerial techniques that make this happen.
In this blog I'll explore these perspectives. I invite you to share your own.
Scott Warner grew up in Western Maine. After a stint in the Air Force, he moved to the Maine coast. He has been a hospital laboratory generalist for more than 30 years and manager since 1998. As a freelance writer, his work has appeared in Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals and other publications. He now lives in northern Maine with his family.